Cairo Station 

From Sun 02 to Tue 04 Jul
Festivals & Series

Considered to be Chahine’s masterpiece, Cairo Station was so sharply on point that the film was reviled by many on initial release. Its dark genius lies in the mood it creates, while remaining keenly attuned to the complexity of human emotion and desire. The film is also charged by undercurrents of toxic masculinity, particularly through Chahine’s portrayal of Kenawi. 





The screening on 2 July will be introduced by Elhum Shakerifar, curator of Drama and Desire: The Films of Youssef Chahine at BFI and Ciné Lumière

Restored by Misr International Films

Texts by Elhum Shakerifar for Drama and Desire The films of Youssef Chahine at BFI and Ciné Lumière 

In cultural partnership with the BFI and SAFAR Film Festival